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Cospicua

By Edcat55
The Maltese name "Bormla" or Burmula derives from Bir Mula that means [the] well of the Lord.
Cospicua has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Its maritime facilities started during ancient times around the Phoenician era c. 600 BC. Prior to the 18th century it was known as Bormla, a name which is still in use. Its fortification walls, constructed to protect the town and its neighbours Birgu and Isla, were built by the Order of Saint John. Construction began in 1638 but was not completed for another 70 years. In 1722, Grand Master Marc'Antonio Zondadari declared Bormla a city and in view of its strong bastions named it Città Cospicua.

In 1776, the Order of St. John started to construct a dockyard, which was to play a vital role in the development of this city. During British rule in Malta, the Royal Navy made extensive use of the dockyard, particularly during the Crimean War, the First World War and during the years preceding the Second World War. Cospicua, along with the rest of the area around the Grand Harbour, was heavily bombed during this last war as Malta was under siege by the Axis powers.

Cospicua is also known as Belt l-Immakulata or the City of the Immaculate, referring to the Immaculate Conception or the Virgin Mary, who is the patron of the city. every year a feast is being held on 8 December.

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21 May 2020 10:52AM
Lovely capture and some great history behind it.

Mike

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ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
21 May 2020 1:55PM
Excellent shot....so beautiful
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 16 Canada
21 May 2020 2:13PM
A beautifully captured walk through.
Impeccable rendition, Ed. Love the tones and POV. Very well done!
Alex
21 May 2020 9:27PM
Beautiful image and detailed caption.

LorySmile
Superb image brilliant detail so much interest shapes and colours.

Carole
FabioKeiner 7 111 Austria
22 May 2020 11:17AM
excellentissimo
Minty805 Plus
3 33 6 United Kingdom
22 May 2020 11:36AM
What a great image; it really makes me want to walk up there and explore.
Allan
BertC Plus
13 29 Malta
22 May 2020 12:48PM
Fab stuff …. ticks all the boxes

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